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we will export gas and oil. >>shepard: thank you, john. eight years after the death of yasser arafat, there is a curious thing happening. forensic experts today opened up his tomb amid suspicion he was poisoned. if they poisoned him the way they thing, opening up his tomb will do no good so what are they doing? a young actor who represents half in the show "2 1/2 men" says you shouldn't watch it because it is filth. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand medicare and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with t
of yasser arafat. it will be exhumed on tuesday. it will be the last time to confirm poisoning as a cause of death. >> reporter: the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia as well as switzerland are going to open yasser araf arafat's grave. this will have big certificate remonth niall character. there's a religious ceremony. a military ceremony. and the same is happening when he is laid to rest again. the whole thing they say is all going to happen in one day so it won't take very long. what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual investigation of the sample is going to take. all of the samples are separately going to be taken to rue sharks france and switzerland to the labs there to be analyzed and it's unclear how long this analysis is going to take. however, if it does come to light that yasser arafat was poisoned with a radioactive substance that will cause massive emotional reactions here and alrea
tensions in the middle east. was palestinian leader yasser arafat poisoned to death? that's what a trio of international teams is looking to find out. arafat's body will be exhumed this week on tuesday eight years after he suddenly died. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following the investigation in ramallah in the west bank. >> the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. so what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia, as well as switzerland, are going to open yasser arafat's grave. they are going to take samples from yasser arafat ebody, and then they are going to shut the grave as well. all of this will have big ceremonial character. there will be a religious ceremony when the grave is opened. there will be a military ceremony, and the same is going to be happening when yasser arafat is laid to rest again. the whole thing, they say, is all going to happen in one day, so it won't take very long, but what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual inves
of yasser arafat are resumed. was he poisoned by his enemies? >> and mozart made over. how a new performance of "the magic flute" is allowing audiences in berlin -- wowing audiences in berlin. >> the greek prime minister has welcomed the european union international monetary fund bailout deal for athens as a new dawn after months of haggling. with the country on the brink of bankruptcy, the agreement will unlock almost 44 billion euros in cash. >> but many in greece are angry that the pact will mean more austerity and job cuts. opponents say it will not solve the country's problems. >> european finance chiefs are all smiles again. a solution for greece appears in sight thanks to a new set of measures meant to plug the country's cash gap and curb debt long-term. >> i am please to announce today we reached a political agreement on the next disbursement to greece. let me first say that this is not just about money. this is the promise of a better future for the greek people and the euro area as a whole. >> the latest measure -- the latest package of measures of looks to release loans for agrees
was yasser arafat poisoned eight years ago? allen pizzey with details of a new inquiry into his death. and the rebirth of a long lost language. seth doane shows us kids learning about their heritage one word at a time. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. the turmoil in egypt turned deadly today, continuing fallout from president mohammed morsi's sweeping expansion of his powers on thursday when he said courts can no longer review his decisions. here is the latest. one person was killed and 60 hurt in a clash at a muslim brotherhood office. president morsi meets the top judges who oppose his move tomorrow. both sides plan major demonstrations on tuesday. we begin with holly williams in cairo. >> reporter: there were running street battles in central cairo today as protestors angry with president morsi clashed with the police. they fought with rocks and tear gas canisters in chaotic themes but without either side gaining very much ground. on tahrir square the home of last year's egyptian revolution peaceful protestors a
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, yasser arafat, long since dead. his body is going to be exhumed. why are people so fascinated with whether or not he was murdered or it was natural causes? what do we even expect to learn? tell us about the interests here. >> you know, who killed yasser arafat? it's a pajorative question. i knew arafat. he lived a very hard life. he lived a life on the run. he lived a life constantly battling his opponents, and certainly not just the israelis. opponents on all sides. it was very stressful. the evidence here, al jazeera, produced his clothes saying there's pulonium, radioactive poison in some of the clothing. i don't know what that proves. a french doctor said it was likely a stroke and a blood disorder. what was all of that? we don't know. i don't know if anybody can say that, but, you know, this comes, to me, very fascinating, his old cohort, cofounder of the plo with yasser arafat, mahmoud abbas is going to the u.n. this week to ask for nonmember -- official status for a palestinian state, and, you know, i knew arafat pretty well. i think i could honestly say that if they we
experts took samples from the remains of yasser arafat today, hoping to determine once and for all if the late palestinian leader was poisoned. arafat died in 2004. his body was briefly exhumed today in ramallah, on the west bank. we have a report from john ray of independent television news. >> reporter: eight years after they buried him they sealed yasser arafat's tomb for a second time. a dignified ceremony. the palestinian's lost leader has not been allowed to rest peacefully. shielded by blue screens, scientists took samples from his body to try to clear up a near decade of conjecture on the spf theory that says that when a gravely ill arafat said farewell to his people he was dying from the poison administered by the agents of israel. >> the time has come to maybe try to find the proof of what has happened and to bring justice. i think he deserves and the palestinian people deserve it. >> reporter: to palestinians he was the ultimate fighter for freedom. to israelis, the face of terror. they cornered him first in lebanon and then to his west bankhead quarters. allowed at last
decide whether her brain dead son should be taken off life support. >> and was yasser arafat murdered? the body will be exhumed within days. we'll go live to the west bank. ♪ ♪ throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. ma cho camacho is facing a heart wrenching decision whether to remove her brain dead son from life support. for her, her son is not alive anymore. a gunman shot the 50-year-old puerto rican champion in the face on tuesday. police are looking for the shooter and another suspect. >>> this is like something out of a james bond movie. an unexplained death of a world leader and allegations of foul play and poisoning. was palestinian leader yasser arafat murdered? his body is set to be exhumed from this mausoleum eight years after he mysteriously died. frederik pleitgeck pleitgen joi from the left bank. what are investigators looking for here? >> reporter: well, they're looking for the substance pel loaniam which is a radioac
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yasser arafat early this morning. as part of an effort to solve an eight-year-old mystery surrounding his sudden death. martin fletcher is live for us in> ramallah with the latest. martin, the great mystery here has to do with was he poisoned? i know this has been circulating. i guess what we're all concerned about here, what i'd be concerned about and i imagine you are, what if they find evidence that he was poisoned? then what? >> reporter: well, that's the request question, chuck. what exactly. the palestinians have been claiming if he was poisoned there's clearly only one possible culprit and that would be, of course, israel. that is still to be proven, to be proven whether he was even killed at all, whether he died of natural causes. so here at the shrine behind me in ramallah yasser arafat's shrine today the experts from russia, france, and switzerland join the palestinians in taking specimens of yasser arafat's remains. they're going to study those specimens in their laboratories in their countries. they say it will take three months to get a full result. and then they'll know how
the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clues on the actual cause of his death. arafat died in 2004 after suddenly becoming ill on what was initially caused by a stroke. the investigation was sparked over findings of radioactive material on his clothes and many palestinians believe arafat was assassinated by the israeli government using poison which the government denies. >>> new progress on capitol hill as some republicans may be willing to back off an old pledge not to raise taxes. this is ahead of trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax r
on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic skills and tiptoe through a political mine field. susan rice meets with republican senator john mccain. as you know, mccain had vehemently opposed her nomination of secretary of state. now he shows signs of softening. at issue, that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. was rice playing politics when she said initially that terrorists were not to blame for the killing of four americans? minutes ago, we caught up to senator mccain for these exclusive comments. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> wh
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. >>> it is a mystery that has lingered for eight years. was yasser arafat murdered? we may find out tuesday. forensic scientists will skrexh the body of him and take tests for poisoning. rumors and speculation have continued ever since arafat died suddenly in 2004 at age 75. >>> a high-level hamas delegation is in cairo to put the finishing touches on its cease-fire deal with israel. they will focus on easing israel's blockade of gaza opening border crosses. a defeent hamas meanwhile admitted it is the rail willer and as jien brine todd reports it's raced its profile and street credit. >> reporter: in gaza, celebrations and declarations of victory. this is the side which had scores of its facilities destroyed, more than 100 of its people killed. yet for hamas it signifies a strategy that works. >> i think people will feel now the only way which can push israel is resistance. many observers agree, hamas emerges from this conflict stronger than it was before. >> so in many ways it's consolidated its support and more sniet was the rockets that put the palestinian back on stage. hamas also has the suppor
? >>> the palestinian leader yasser arafat died nearly a decade ago after a sudden and severe illness. now after weeks of preparation, investigators are trying to find out if he was poisoned. here's cnn's fred pleitgen. >> reporter: the mystery around yasser arafat's death is almost like a james bond movie. now, a team of scientists is going to analyze am ssamples of body and looking for polonium. even eight years after yasser arafat's death, the circumstances remain a mystery. was the palestinian leader poisoned? a team of international scientists will try to find clues working behind this blue tarpoline exhuming the body and taking samples or analysis. >> translator: i consider it a painful necessity to reach the truth in the death of president yasser arafat. >> reporter: he died in 2004 after a short and severe illness. doctors were never able to determine the cause of death. even as his body laid to rest, rumors began to serk late yaszer arafat might have been murdered. >> a recent investigation found traces of polonium and used assassination attempts in the past on some of the palestinian leader'
. >>> it is a mystery that has lingered for eight years. was yasser arafat murdered? well, we may soon find out on tuesday? forensic scientists from france, russia, and switzerland will exhume the body of the late palestinian leader. then what they're going to do is take samples and test it for poisoning. arafat will be then reburied that same day in religious and military ceremonies. rumors and speculation have continued ever since arafat died suddenly in 2004 at age 75 that he may have been poisoned. >>> a newspaper editor has quit his job over topless photos of catherine, the duchess of cambridge. meeblg o'kane resigned this weekend. in september the irish paper was one of several european papers that published pictures of the duchess sun bathing topless. the photos ignited a storm of controversy and sparked legal action by the british royal family. >>> if members of congress truly want to reach across the aisle, the place to start might be between each politician's ears. why the brain may be key to bipartisansh bipartisanship. >>> but, first, a question for all you political junkes watching
with differences. >>> investigators in the west bank are getting ready to open the tome of yasser arafat. this may be the last chance to rule out or confirm poisoning as the cause of his death. arafat's personal belongings were found to have significant amounts of radiation. >>> he could very well be dead. >> whatever decision, every second counts. it's nice to have a little help. the new generation of phone apps that are saving lives. >>> now he's using oil money to support you. >> vintage j.r., scheming and drinking, but his unique final wish didn't involve bourbon or scotch. >>> and we have had a lovely holiday weekend. so far, plenty of sunshine. and as you can see, we've got fog now moving in tonight and in the overnight hours. we've got big changes, straight ahead. we'll tell you all about it, coming up. ,, at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school,
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. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >>> the latest on what really killed yasser arafat. what is the latest, lisa? >> wolf, the fompler leader's body was exhumed and reburied a short time later. international investigators took examples to test for poison. they're looking for a toxic radioactive element called polonium. they believe israel is behind any poisoning of arafat. the spokesman for benjamin netanyahu tells our own wolf blitzer that they had nothing to do with arafat's death. he died in 2004 after having a brain hemorrge and slip sboog a coma. and the justice department started talks on the fast and furious lawsuit. republicans want to force attorney general eric holder to turn over certain documents tied to the gun trafficking operation. the obama administration has withheld these documents under executive privilege. holder tells cnn "i think there's a deal that can be struck." and we will bring you more on this very important story in the next hour of "the situation room." and the u.s. navy wants to replace the aging fleet of marine one helicopters. reuter rep
...try kids boxes! megyn: well, former palestinian leader yasser arafat died back in 2004, but now there are new questions about what killed him. his body is being exhumed today so investigators can determine if he was killed using a rare, hard-to-trace radioactive poison. david lee miller live in jerusalem with more. >> reporter: megyn, loan yum. chances are you've never heard of it, but some investors believe it may have been used to poison yasser arafat. a quantity as small as a grain of salt can be deadly. workers at the tomb to block prying eyes and cameras put up a large blue tarp today. privacy was so great that the cell phones were taken away from workers in order to prevent any unauthorized pictures. arafat's wife called for this exhughes after the documentary. arafat became seriously ill back in november of 2004. she was flown to france for treatment, and he died two weeks later. the cause of death was officially listed as a stroke. now scientists from russia, switzerland and france will try to determine if loan yum poisoning was the cause. to loan yum emits deadly radiat
, thanks so much. >> meanwhile, the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned. the detection of a radioactive substance found on his clothes is reopening the investigation, arafat died in 2004 after falling suddenly ill. a palestinian officials believe that israel was behind his death. allegations that israel denies. arafat will be reburied on the same day that he's exhumed. and the former leader was considered the face of the palestinian struggle more than 40 years, there's no guarantee his remains will help solve the mystery. >> back home now, and the fast approaching so-called fiscal cliff, which the thanksgiving holiday over, the president and top lawmakers are focusing this coming week on negotiating a deal on those expiring tax cuts and spending reductions that will automatically kick in december 31st, at midnight. so will we see more face-to-face meetings and what do both sides need to do? let's talk with angela mcglowan, and mark hammond a former aid to john kerry and nice to see you both. i predict more face-to-face
into the death of former palestinian leader yasser arafat. a palestinian official saying his remains will be exhumed on tuesday. swiss, french and russian experts will take samples from his remains as part of the probe into exactly what killed him. arafat died in 2004, a month after he had become ill. palestinian officials have insisted he was poisoned, they say by israel and israel denies the allegation. >>> one u.s. senator calls it political correctness run amock, and we are talking about the result of a government report which show the obama administration's refusal to identify enemies of state as terrorists. the bulk of the problem, accord to the record stems from the justice department, peter doocy with the report from washington. >> reporter: the department of justice has not even identified what topics should be covered in their cowering violent extremism or cve training, despite the fact the report from the government accountability office 210 violent ex islamic extremists are known to have radicalized in north america and 80% began it after 9/11, the face of terror is chang
. >> arthel: the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned when he died in 2004. the detection of radioactive substance on his clothes is reopening the investigation. >> rick: and former boxing champ hector matcho commacho was unconscious and after being shot, his mother decide today take him off live support. >> arthel: people in the badly battered city of gaza trying to get back to normal even as many in israel say their government gave in too soon. connor powell has more from our jerusalem bureau. >> three days into the cease-fire, arthel, and it continues to hold is extremely fragile, but encouraging indications that life are returning to normal. israeli children returned to school yesterday and markets are reopening now that the threat of rockets have ended and today, palestinian in gaza have also returned to school as the cleanup begins. no doubt there are still challenges, but so far, both sides seem willing to continue the cease-fire and part of the agreement calls for an easing of the blockade around gaza. it's not exact
in cairo. thank you. palestinian authorities today opened the grave of former leader yasser arafat to take samples from his remains. arafat died in 2004. ostensibly from a stroke. but speculation he was poise -- speculation he was poisoned resurfaced this summer after elevated surface of radioactive substance were detected on his clothing. >>> activists in syria say dozen of people were wounded when they bombed an to live press factory. rebel controlled town near the turkish border was also attacked from the air. the facility included refugee camp there. syrian rebels meantime reportedly shot down a government helicopter today. >> bret: north carolina doesn't get the joke. if you did not shop on black friday, alert the media. we'll explain in the grapevin grapevine. >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. cnn reports every american went shopping over black friday weekend. really. almost every one of you. the headline on the website reads 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites black friday weekend. "weekly standard" notes the numbers are suspicious taking away th
spending his final month with yasser arafat -- >> and how did that turn out? >> which is probably the lesson for president obama and hillary clinton. did they come too late or are they now stuck in it? >> i think they've tried to stay clear of it. i'm sure hillary clinton thought i'm almost out the door and events forced her to get involved and the president more involved. how many times have you been at a news conference when someone says last question and the last question is the one they did not want to get. i feel likes the administration is in that fix right now. >> mark halperin you've been watching this as well for years, there's a rhythm to these things but the middle east has really exploded literally and it's front and center? >> well, look, you can't say that administration has put a high priority on the kind of full-time engagement that secretary clinton's husband engaged in and we've seen during some previous administrations. sometimes in the past we've seen in these crises and administrations have said this is an opportunity. i don't think anybody thinks we're going
. also monday, the body of late palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed eight years after his death. no questions now about how he may have died. >>> and thursday the gross
. >>> elsewhere in the middle east, yasser arafat's remains have been exhumed today. palestinian officials believe he may have been poisoned by israel. a claim israel denies. he died in paris in 2004, a month after falling suddenly ill at his west bank compound. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> the high financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet m
. andrea? >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo. e eight years after yasser arafat's death in a hospital, lingering questions about whether he was poisoned was put to the tett. had his body was exhumed from his mausoleum, tissue samples were taken. martin fletcher is back from ramallah and joins me from tel av aviv. what is the continuing concern here? is this rooted in real suspicion and do the french agree with this now as well? >> well, andrea, certainly rooted in real suspicion but that has been rife among palestinians since arafat died eight years ago. they're convinced he was murdered, not a natural death and where would the finger point but at israel. so israel by the way denies it. why would we kill arafat. we didn't kim him when we were at war with him when we had chances to. why would we when not fighting. the question of the polonium poisoning came from an al jazeera report this year which they did an investigation with technicians in switzerland and found high traces what they called high traces of radioactive polonium-210 on arafat's belongings on hats and a toothbrush his wife suha ke
that can only lead to dictatorship. >>> the remains of former palestinian leader yasser arafat were exhumed this morning. many believe he was poisoned by israel when he died in 2004. now an international team of scientists will analyze tissue samples to see if they contain any traces of radioactive substance of plutonium. in fact, his cause of death was never determined. >>> many were without power, some for weeks, long island power authority says those figures were only estimates b e based on last year's usage and totals will eventually be adjusted. this as two more lippa leaders are on the way out, vice president of customer service is leaving at the end of the year and a member of the board of trustees has resigned weeks after the ceoo has stepped down. >>> inflight instructions by flight attendants, middle earth may be able to help. >> welcome aboard middle earth flight. before we set out on our journey, i would like to impart the joy of safety. even if you fly with us often. >> felt more like an elf to me, frankly. it's a play on "the hobbitt," 10 million hits on youtube and awesome.
: i don't want to let you go without asking you i was struck by pictures exhuming yasser arafat questioning what he did of. what do you think of that? >> i don't think he died of polonium poisoning. only people that used that is soviets. i don't think they killed arafat. i think this is way pinning his death on somebody else. as happens in that part of the world it is not their responsibility but somebody else's. melissa: why now? >> an issue kicking around for quite some time i think circumstances led to it being this time. i don't attribute to any grander plan. i don't think it will fundamentally change the circumstance there is. melissa: ambassador, thanks for coming on. we appreciate it. lori: drop in the buckket. we know people with families more than $250,000 even make a debt in america's debt problem? we wonder what lou dobbs has to say about that? melissa: i wonder. look at the 10-year and 30-year treasury as we head out to break here. the 10-year yield is falling two basis points. we'll show you the 30-year. we'll be right back. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the
in cairo. >>> the body of yasser arafat will be exhumed on tuesday. forensic experts from france, switzerland and russia will take samples to test for possible poisoning. mr. arafat's body will then be reburied in the west bank. palestinian officials hope the test will clear up questions over whether arafat's death in 2004 was the result of poi zonk by a radioactive substance. >>> let's get back to the middle east now. there is a cease-fire in place. that is good for now. but the violence could easily spark up again without a long-term solution. joining me now, a former palestinian negotiator and adviser for palestinian president mahmoud abbas. now she is at the institute for middle east understanding. good morning to you what. do you see is the most important issue for palestinians? >> good morning. well, i think if we're going to be honest and move forward, then we're going to have to begin to address israel's 45-year military occupation, and in particular, it's ongoing siege and blockade of the gaza strip. that's with respect to gaza. but in terms of the bigger picture, it's n
in that it is made up entirely of noneuropeans including one american. the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine if he was poisoned when he died back in 2004. the detection of radioactive substances found on his clothes is reopening the investigation. and former championship boxer hector matcho commachoo died this morning at a hospital in puerto rico, unconscious since being shot in the face on thursday and the boxer's mother making the decision to take him off life support. >> the time is running out for the president and congress to avoid falling off that so-called fiscal cliff which would mean mandatory spending cuts, tax hikes for nearly all americans come january 1. president obama wants to raise tax rates on the top 2 or 3% income earners by letting the bush tax cuts expire for those making more than $250,000 a year, and take a look at this. the post election rasmussen poll find that americans are roughly split on that idea. 43% favor. 41 oppose it, 15 not sure. joining us now christine with the spokesperson for former vermont governor howard dean and al
to this time, we had, in the palestinian authority formally you were referring to yasser arafat. he had control over the palestinian. hamas is a new player. we don't have control not only over hamas but we don't have the relationship with egypt we used to have, when we had a single individu individual, so-called dictator, mubarak, who was very prowestern pro american. we could have a conversation like this with him. now you have along ideological group, hamas, in charge of gaza and an ideaologyical president, morsi, in charge of will egypt. >> ironically, both democratically elected. >> that's true. downside of the arab spring is that in the near term the views of the people are if you take them into account are very, very difficult to deal with. >> dictators sometimes can manage their people in terrible ways, but also just can handle it. and that is both the upside and downside of the uprising, right? >> absolutely. mubarak did have control over his population, he d he he had a pro western view. we had an egyptian leader of the most populous country in the region against iran, against terrori
palestinian leader yasser arafat exhumed today. and reburied quickly after that. forensic scientists getting evidence to see exactly how he died. david lee miller in jerusalem. why is this happening anyway? >> reporter: the remains were disinterred to find out whether or not he was poisoned. in his tomb in the presidential compound they removed his body this morning briefly to remove portions of his body that can be examined. a blue tarp was erected for the purposes of privacy. arafat's wife, suha, requested the exhumation and the investigation after a tv documentary found evidence that he might, that he might i emphasize, have been poisoned. experts on the tv show say they found trace elements of a chemical element on his clothing. you might recall arafat died in 2004. he was last seen live in ramallah boarding a helicopter to begin a journey to military hospital in france where he died two weeks later. the official cause of death is listed as a stroke. many palestinians believe he was poisoned by israel. that something israel denies. the bottom line here in life he was controversial and in
. take a look at the crowd that's gathered there. this is yasser arafat square in ramallah. ♪ their president mahmoud abbas live. the vote is scheduled to be happening two and a half hours from now. this is something that israel and the u.s. have spent months lobbying against. i want to bring in jim clancy to put this in perspective here from cnn international. jim, first of all, what does this mean in very plain terms, for the palestinians if they get this upgraded status at the u.n., the significance? >> somebody calls them a state. they are allowed to join international organizations. they're even allowed to join the international criminal court. now, this is what worries israel and the united states because in doing so, they could file complaints with the court about the occupation, how palestinians are being treated. right now they have no such recourse. this is what could trigger a backlash by the u.s. and israel, who are downplaying it now saying that it's really meaningless, it doesn't have much meaning, and in a sense they're right, but for the palestinians, as c
of -- the leadership of the late president yasser arafat at this courageous decision define the requirements for historic reconciliation that turned the page on war and occupation. this was not an easy method. yes, we had the courage and responsibility to make the right decisions, to protect the higher interests of our people. it was the decision which, in the same year, awas welcomed and supported by this high body that is meeting today. ladies and gentlemen, we have heard and you, too, have heard specifically over the past month the incessant flood of israeli threats in response to a peaceful, political and diplomatic endeavor for palestine to acquire non-member observer state in the united nations? you have surely witnessed some of these threats have been carried out in a barbaric and her thick manner just days ago in the gaza strip. showe have not heard one word fm one israeli official expressing concern. our people continue to witness an unprecedented military response, the blockade, and ethnic cleansing, particularly in occupied east jerusalem. attacks by settlers, by which this israel
and rights. fourth, condition your people for peace. and here i'm going to quote yasser arafat. he used to say to me all the time i'm not asking for the moon, not asking for the moon here. i'm not asking for the palestinians to spell out. i'm asking them to take what was the arafat template which was a piece for the brief. he used to always talk about peace for the braves. this means we have both hard decisions to make. not only on one side, we both have hard decisions to make. five or six years ago, he said that a asked the question where should the palestinians live in these conditions? what he was getting at is in the refugee camps. you know, why shouldn't we rebuild the refuge camps? it didn't actually happened. i'm saying now we don't have to say anything, just do it. start rebuilding the camps. they represent 8% of the population of west bank. start rebuilding the with permanent housing and allow those them live in the camps to move out if they want to move out. sixth step, something actually palestinians do for themselves but it sends a message to the israelis, and that is contin
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